Handling Gases & Chemicals at Polacksbacken

About 17,000 different chemical products are handled at about 130 workplaces at Uppsala University. This involves both substances that have a negative effect on people and the environment and products that are essentially harmless. Departments and divisions at Polacksbacken handle many different types of gases and chemicals. Below are links to information on handling gas and chemicals at our campus.

Chemical safety officers

There needs to be at least one chemical safety officer at each department or equivalent unit and at each Campus Management area that handles chemical products. The chemical safety officer needs to register chemicals possessed by the department/equivalent with the KLARA chemical handling system and ensure that guidelines, procedures, etc. regarding the handling of chemicals are followed. The chemical safety officer is the acting director for flammable goods, but the head of department/equivalent who is the regular director has the ultimate responsibility for handling flammable goods at the department.

Always contact your chemical safety officer when buying or introducing a new chemical at Polacksbacken. The head of department/equivalent appoints chemical safety officers for each unit within his or her organisation. The Buildings Division has overall responsibility for rules and monitoring of chemicals use.


Some materials regarding the handling of gas and chemicals on Campus Polacksbacken is too sensitive to be made public. For that reason, this information is only accessible for employees authorised to access Polacksbacken’s pages in the Employee Portal. If you have trouble accessing the information, contact your immediate manager/administrator.

Last modified: 2022-03-01